Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Cultivating Beauty

Happy Saturday!

This quote was first shared when I was on the book launch team for Christie Purifoy’s book Placemaker. It came up again on my Facebook feed and I decided to share it again since I am working on cleaning the deck – my place of peace.

My mom’s advice during our conversation this morning was not to work too hard but take some down time and enjoy life. I told her not to worry, I will be enjoying life.

So take time this weekend and enjoy comfort, beauty and peace in a space you cultivated.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: Bohemian Revolution Edition

Welcome to the Bohemian Revolution edition of Weekend Wisdom!  Today’s post is inspired by the movie “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) staring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

McGregor portrays an English writer who moves to Paris in 1899 to join the Bohemian Revolution.  He meets some revolutionaries and writes a show encompassing the revolutions’ ideals – Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love.  Kidman is the star and courtesan at the Moulin Rouge where the show (“Spectacular, Spectacular”) will be performed.


The quote about love was used in the movie.  The other quotes are ones I felt fit the theme.




There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.



Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.



The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 


“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

From the song “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez




“My Boyfriend’s Back” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It has been awhile since I posted a quote from my newest love, Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Over the past year, I have fallen in love with his quotations as a lot of them speak to my heart.

So since it is Friday and everyone is ready to quit whatever they do for a living and party, I thought I would post a quote and call it a day.  After all it is 5 o’clock somewhere in the world    😉

Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wishing you a weekend filled with nothing but good and may Monday morning find you hoarse from all the chanting you’ve done.